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ALITALIA praised for its reply to homophobic tweet

May 20, 2017 No Comments by

ALITALIA which has been in the news recently for not the best reasons given it is under administration, finally has some good news. The Italian carrier has been praised in the way it has replied to a homophobic tweet. ALITALIA was promoting “International Museum Day” on 18 May 2018 using a photo of Michelangelo’s iconic […]

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Lufthansa interested in ALITALIA

Oct 18, 2016 No Comments by

Lufthansa is in talks with ALITALIA about possible collaboration and investment. According to a report from Italy’s Il Messaggero (18 October 2016), the German carrier will meet with both ALITALIA and Etihad management to discuss how the Lufthansa Group will be involved. Italy’s national carrier is still struggling even with Etihad’s 49% stake. The carrier is […]

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ALITALIA adds flights to Cuba

Sep 13, 2016 No Comments by

ALITALIA is set to resume flights to Cuba. Italy’s flag carrier will add twice weekly services to Havana from its Rome Fiumicino hub using three-class Boeing 777-200ERs. Subject to regulatory approvals, flights are set to commence on 01 December 2016. Since Etihad Airways invested with a 49% stake in the Italian carrier, ALITALIA has focused […]

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ALITALIA new livery, new brand and new uniform uniform revealed on 04 June

May 07, 2015 No Comments

ALITALIA’s new look, powered by majority stakeholder is set to be revealed on 04 June 2015 in Rome. The airline will adopt a new livery as well as new uniforms for all staff. ALITALIA’s livery which had a relatively minor modification in 2004 will apparently still retain the Italian “tri-colour” of green, white, red. It is […]

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ALITALIA adds Seoul and Shanghai

Feb 11, 2015 No Comments

ALITALIA formally announces the resumption of services to South Korea and China as part of its plan, under new majority shareholder Etihad Airways, to expand its intercontinental network. Effective 01 May 2015, ALITALIA will add thrice weekly non-stop service from Milan Malpensa to Shanghai Pu Dong using three class Airbus A330-200 aircraft. The carrier is […]

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Etihad adds second daily flight to Melbourne

Dec 22, 2014 No Comments

Etihad Airways will increase capacity and services to Melbourne, Australia with the addition of a second daily flight from its Abu Dhabi hub. Effective 02 August 2015, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, will add a Boeing 777-300ER configured in three classes on the Abu Dhabi – Melbourne segment. This flight will complement […]

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ALITALIA: new livery, new uniforms, new planes for 2015

Dec 19, 2014 No Comments

Etihad Airways, a 49% majority stakeholder in ALITALIA, is preparing Italy’s national carrier for some major changes in 2015. ALITALIA’s livery which had a relatively minor modification in 2004 is set for a new look which will be revealed in May 2015. Sources close to the airline have suggested there are the iconic stylised “A” […]

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ALITALIA likely to resume Australian services

Dec 01, 2014 No Comments

ALITALIA (AZ)  is tipped to return to Australian skies from late 2015. Etihad Airways (EY), which holds a 49% stake in the Italy’s national airline, will like use ALITALIA as the platform with to expand services to Australia in order to overcome capacity limitations under present bi-laterals. AZ last regularly served Australia until 1998 – […]

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Etihad likely to take major stake in ALITALIA

Dec 19, 2013 No Comments

Reports from Rome suggest that ALITALIA is close to getting a capital injection of EUR 300 million from Etihad Airways. Talks are in an advanced stage at this time. This would effectively make Etihad the largest share holder in the ALITALIA Group. Etihad may thus be the ‘White Knight’ the Italian carrier desperately needs to […]

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Etihad adds Rome to its international network

Dec 18, 2013 No Comments

Etihad Airways will add Rome Fiumicino to its international network from 15 July 2014. The new service will operate daily with two class Airbus A330-200 on the Abu Dhabi – Rome. This will be Etihad’s second Italian city after Milan Malpensa, where daily flights are also operated from the Abu Dhabi hub. Etihad presently serves […]

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